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CSU Workshop: Professional Interventions for the New Conventional Family

Suitable for Professionals Working with Families and Children in a ‘Stepfamily’ Context

As professionals working with families and children, at some point in time we encounter members of a stepfamily be children or and step-couples. Have you wondered how traditional family interventions differ from stepfamily interventions? You may or may not be aware that they are different.

The couple relationship in a stepfamily is the most vulnerable relationship in the family, requiring special attention and skill development. Couples are forming their relationship in the framework of other existing relationships. Conflict from other relationships (stepparent-stepchild) in the family extends into the stepfamily couple relationship and can harmfully affect the relationship or marriage. Existing mainstream marriage, family life, and parent education programs do not typically address the unique needs of stepfamilies.

Carla Hogg is a specialised stepfamily counsellor and is running a one-day workshop in partnership with Centacare and Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga on Wednesday the 16th November 2016.


WORKSHOP PART 1 - MORNING
In Part 1 you will come away with

  • Improved knowledge of what is a stepfamily
  • Improved knowledge of ‘normal” stepfamily development and functioning
  • Knowledge of Australia’s family emergent trend
  • Improved knowledge of challenges for stepfamilies

WORKSHOP PART 2 - AFTERNOON
In Part 2 you will come away with

  • Tools and interventions from a stepfamily framework for practice
  • Knowledge about how services can be effective in supporting stepfamilies

WHEN: WEDNESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER

TIME: REGISTRATION AT 9AM, START 9.30AM - FINISH 4.30OPM

WHERE: SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, BUILDING 26, ROOM 212, CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY, BOOROOMA STR,  WAGGA WAGGA NSW

COST: $50 OR $15 FOR STUDENTS

CATERING: INCLUDES LIGHT LUNCH PLUS MORNING AND AFTERNOON TEA